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Seeker, 2013 (60x60cm, Oil on Canvas) by Marc Standing (x1)

Donated by Karen Taylor

About the artist:

Born in Zimbabwe in 1976, Marc obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honors Degree from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. After emigrating to Australia in 2005, he is now currently based in Hong Kong. Marc has exhibited in New York, London, Holland, Hong Kong, South Africa and Zimbabwe, and has been included in prominent Australian art prizes, as well as being commissioned by The Groucho Club in London. He was also a nominee for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize and acquired by Artbank in Australia.

About 'Seeker':

“In ‘Seeker’, there is a play on the duality of what is hidden and what is apparent. On closer inspection, a masked figure penetrates the colourful array of birds, butterflies and orbs, which are reminiscent of natural organic forms. The hooded form represents a body silenced, confined, bound, and in a state of restraint. In juxtaposition, the birds become a symbol of freedom, flight and migration. Amongst these elements, the branches and lines in the painting morph into metaphorical topographies of our universe, perpetuating a presence of claustrophobia and entwinement. Overall the work can be interpreted as an allegory relating to human slavery, an act of aggression that at times occurs in front of our eyes without us even realising it.”

061 MAN, My face hit your fist, 2015 (30x50cm, Acrylic on paper) by Chi Loy Man (x1)

Donated by Karen Taylor

About the work:

“Conflicts may occur when people misunderstand each other. In my opinion, human rights involves understanding, respect and a sense of humour. We need to accept that each individual may think differently, and at the same time, we need to respect that distinction. A sense of humour is needed most when conflicts are ongoing and cannot be solved immediately”.

About the artist:

Chi Loy Man was born and raised in Hong Kong, but moved to the USA in the 1990s. He graduated with a BA in Studio Art from UC Davis and returned to Hong Kong in 1998.Chi Loy’s art statement is “Look for decent people in cramped environments and the future of ME”. He is curious as to how living spaces affect people’s thinking, having lived himself in vast areas in the USA and cramped spaces in Hong Kong.

Kayan tribe, Kayah State Myanmar, 2016 (black & white print 16”x16”) by Jo Farrell (x1)

About the artist:

Jo Farrell is a documentary photographer and cultural anthropologist capturing traditions and cultures before they are completely eradicated. Her work focuses on to what lengths women will go to be accepted in their own society—from Chinese foot binding to the Kayan women with brass coils around their necks. She is the recipient of many awards including a Jacob Riics, Center for Fine Art Photography, Women in Photography and Black & White Spider Awards. Website: www.livingherstoryphotography.com

Chin tribe, 2017 - Chin State, Myanmar (20”x20” on canvas) by Jo Farrell (x1)

About the artist:

Jo Farrell is a documentary photographer and cultural anthropologist capturing traditions and cultures before they are completely eradicated. Her work focuses on to what lengths women will go to be accepted in their own society—from Chinese foot binding to the Kayan women with brass coils around their necks. She is the recipient of many awards including a Jacob Riics, Center for Fine Art Photography, Women in Photography and Black & White Spider Awards.

Kazakh Eagle Hunter, Batuhan. Altai Mountains, Mongolia. (16”x20” on white paper with a white border) (x1)

About Gaz Jones:

The year is 1979, and after studying design and photography, firstly in his home town of Barnsley and subsequently at Hull College of Art in the East Riding of Yorkshire, Gaz moved to London where he worked for several years as Art Director in various graphic design and advertising agencies. In 1990 he moved to Hong Kong where, in 1992, he set up his own creative design agency, which is still going strong. Having never lost his interest in photography, Gaz has travelled with his camera extensively around Asia with an eye for street photography and informal street portraits in Cambodia, Vietnam and more recently, Mongolia. Gaz worked recently with Hong Kong author Lindsay Varty to produce ‘Sunset Survivors’, a coffee table book of environmental portraits of traditional Chinese tradesfolk. He also works as a freelance commercial photographer, specialising in food & drink event, documentary and portrait photography. Gaz is an Associate Member of The Royal Photographic Society.

Coastal Geometries, 2017 - Edition of 9 (70x100cm black timber frame) by Tugo Cheng (x1)

About the artist:

Educated in Hong Kong, Beijing and Cambridge, Tugo Cheng is a Hong Kong based architect and fine art photographer who has received multiple international awards and nominations including the “National Geographic Awards”, “Sony World Photography Awards”, “International Photographer of the Year”, “Fine Art Photography Awards” and “Hasselblad Masters”. Influenced by his architectural background, Cheng pays special attention to the order and rhythm in landscapes and cityscapes. His works can be found in his book Discovering China and other publications such as Masters of Drone Photography and media including CNN, BBC, SCMP, Guardian, Wallpaper* and National Geographic Magazine which featured his picture as the cover of April 2019 issue. His pictures were showcased in exhibitions and art fairs in Hong Kong, Asia and Europe, and auctioned by charity organisations. He was named “Perspective 40-under-40 Artist” in 2017 for his contribution in art and photography.​ Website: https://www.tugocheng.com/

Website: https://www.tugocheng.com/

Instagram: @tcycheng

Facebook: TUGO CHENG Photography

Painted Robe (29.55x42cm) by Rachel Smith - senselessart (x1)

About the work:

The piece is an art quality print of a watercolour painting.

About the artist:

The first time I saw a Qing dynasty dragon robe in a travelling museum exhibition, I fell in love. The rulers clearly took advantage of the talents of their subjects and had them produce beautiful piece to clothe the emperor and his family. Painstaking goldwork shimmered on silks and in the centre of everything was the dragon. In many cases, every piece of available space was filled in with symbolic objects but my eye was always drawn back to the four toed dragon. As I lack skill with a needle, I decided to reproduce the luminosity of the thread with paint. This was one of the first and largest paintings I have done, a half life size reproduction of a black robe featuring 9 dragons. Website: https://www.senselessart.net/. Instagram: @senselessart

Sham Shui Po District by Serena Chan - Zone A Gallery (x1)

About the artist:

Serena S.Y. Chan was born and raised in HK. After graduated from the University of Toronto, she worked as a registered architect internationally in cities like Toronto, Paris, Suhl, London, New York, and Hong Kong for many years.

She has been a keen photographer since the age of 16 when her father gave her an old camera. She got honors in her photography studies while in university and in 2010 started Zone-A Gallery and Zone A Studio.

Her photography is about the seeing eye, that captures the fleeting moments in life, the moods and the emotions, the beauty, and the truth.

Serena lived in the district of Shum Shui Po until she was 5. Her childhood memories of the area is like a classic black and white movie in her mind. Since her return to Hong Kong in 2005, she has been a frequent visitor to the district because of its industrial setting, the surviving garment, textile and craft industry in the area, the street markets, the computer, electronics and tools, toys, and the eateries, it is the core and foundation stone of what Hong Kong was. As a creative person, she sauntered through Shum Shui Po with her kids many Saturday and Sunday afternoon there treasures hunting, and it is an endless surprise of what can be found there.

About the work:

In this photo, it captured a washed-out glory of the old Shum Shui Po when the garment, textile industry was the backbone of jobs and livelihood for a lot of people of Hong Kong. It is even more interesting that it has been re-discovered by a lot of young people who move to this district to do their entrepreneurial, startup business adventures lately. Soon, it will be gentrified, and it is uncertain whether this is good news or bad news….

Japan Landscape (51cm x 33cm) by Ali Ghorbani (x1) Shot in Kyoto, Japan

About Ali Ghorbani:

Ali G is a professional wedding, celebrity and product photographer in Hong Kong. His romance with photography began in 1989 when his uncle gave him a 35mm camera as a birthday present. At the age of 16, Ali began documenting one of the modern world’s most important events: The fall of the Berlin Wall. Witnessing this unique event filled with emotions, colors and cultural diversity shaped Ali’s photographic style. Since then, Ali has traveled the world in 30 countries and been homed in 6 of them, with the privilege of working in the United States, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Brasil, France, and the Philippines.


WeChat: AliGStudios

Bangalore Central Market (30.5cm x 33.5cm) Both shot in Bangalore, India (x1)

About Ali Ghorbani:

Ali G is a professional wedding, celebrity and product photographer in Hong Kong. His romance with photography began in 1989 when his uncle gave him a 35mm camera as a birthday present. At the age of 16, Ali began documenting one of the modern world’s most important events: The fall of the Berlin Wall. Witnessing this unique event filled with emotions, colors and cultural diversity shaped Ali’s photographic style. Since then, Ali has traveled the world in 30 countries and been homed in 6 of them, with the privilege of working in the United States, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Brasil, France, and the Philippines.


WeChat: AliGStudios

Bangalore Flower Market (45.5 cm x 30cm) by Ali Ghorbani (x1)

About Ali Ghorbani:

Ali G is a professional wedding, celebrity and product photographer in Hong Kong. His romance with photography began in 1989 when his uncle gave him a 35mm camera as a birthday present. At the age of 16, Ali began documenting one of the modern world’s most important events: The fall of the Berlin Wall. Witnessing this unique event filled with emotions, colors and cultural diversity shaped Ali’s photographic style. Since then, Ali has traveled the world in 30 countries and been homed in 6 of them, with the privilege of working in the United States, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Brasil, France, and the Philippines.


WeChat: AliGStudios

Behind the Pat Sin Leng. Sam A Wan, Double Haven. (40 x 28cm, matted on foamboard.) by Guy Nowell (x1)

About the work:

The photo was shot in Double Haven (Yan Chau Tong). Looking into the mouth of Sam A Wan, and the hills in the background are the north side of the Pat Sin Leng - count from the left and the first eight peaks on the ridge are the eight pilgrims.This is an image from a book we published in 2019, Cruising Hong Kong, which was the first ‘watery’ guide to Hong Kong in more than 40 years. My wife, Suzy Rayment, and I spent a lot of time afloat re-exploring the beautiful coastline and anchorages that we have visited so many times before. A second edition of the book will be published in June - the first edition sold out.

About Guy Nowell:

I have been a professional photographer since 1988. Before that I worked in a bank. I am also a sailor, and I love to combine sailing and photography. Before Covid and lockdowns everywhere, I spent a lot of time every year covering the major sailing regattas all over Asia - principally Hong Kong, Thailand, and Malaysia. But that’s all stopped at the moment, so I have been spending more time recording the natural landscapes - and especially the coastlines - here at home in Hong Kong.

DIM SUM (A3 Print framed) by Simon Fuller (x1)

About the Work:

A beautiful A3 print featuring the Hong Kong Dim Sum bamboo container printed on 200 gsm matte paper. This Hong Kong favourite is the staple of the city enjoyed by everybody who eats it. Original dim sum basket image taken from a photograph. And stylised to give it a pop art feel inspired by Andy Warhol.

Ding Ding (A3 Print on 200 gsm matter paper - framed) by Simon Fuller (x1)

About the Work:

The great connector the Hong Kong tram started service in 1904. Pop art inspired in green which became the traditional colour for the Ding Ding due to surplus paint. Printed on A3 paper at 200 gsm matte paper.

About Simon Fuller:

Simon Fuller, 30 year media veteran, whose career spans from Australia, having worked in London, Europe, New York, Doha and for the past 8 years Hong Kong. Now, he works as a video producer across news and social media.

Simon’s First photographic exhibition was held at Cyberport in 2017. Called Ding Ding, a celebration of the Hong Kong Tram. His inspirations include metropolitan cities, food and aviation to name a few. Avid plane spotter and photographer. He now distributes his artwork via the print on demand service Redbubble.

Counter Culture by Marcel Heijnen (x1)

About the Work:

This work titled ‘Counter Culture’ featured the wonderfully chilled cat Dau Ding and his servant in a Sai Ying Pun dried goods and medicine store. He was the first shop cat I spotted back in 2015 and therefore the trigger of what became the Chinese Whiskers series that resulted in the Hong Kong Shop Cats book that has enjoyed worldwide attention and is currently in its 6th print edition.

About Marcel Heijnen:

Marcel Heijnen is a visual artist, designer and musician. Originally from the Netherlands, Asia has been his home since 1992. Marcel’s creativity is driven by a general curiosity about life and its meaning. He currently uses photography as the main medium for his art, exploring its boundaries in a quest for beauty and expression that goes beyond realism, but gets perhaps a little closer to truth. Over the past decade his work has been featured in numerous exhibitions and art fairs in Singapore, Hong Kong China and The Netherlands. He is represented by Eduard Planting Gallery in Amsterdam and Artyze and Amanda Wei Gallery in Hong Kong. Marcel has published 5 photo books to date and has been signed by the British art book publisher Thames & Hudson for 2 more books to be released this year.

Circle Fishes symbol Harmony, happiness and long life....Eternity by Grand So (x1)

About Grand So

Grand So was a graduate of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a degree in Graphic Arts, Design and Advertising. Grand was born in Hong Kong and was a natural in water-color and sculpture from his early days. In addition to water-colours and oil painting, Grand also took to sculpture - wood carving & engraving, clay modeling and body from sculpting as self-taught principles. In 1988, Grand So started Grand Design Consultants to offer full commercial design and production services to his increasing clientele base.The main thrust was corporate identity design, branding identity design, packaging design, product design, and advertising design, direct-mail design, imaging and trademark /logo design. An year later, he initiated Masterline Communications to offer full marketing strategy and advertising and promotion services. Among his many achievements, Grand So has received more than 400 awards, citations and prizes from Americas, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, China ...Grand So's collected works have also been exhibited at the Beijing Print Museum Exhibition. His work also appeared in the "Japan Annual" and has been invited to numerous design competitions and exhibitions in China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Americas, Germany, France and Italy...

Choi Hung Estate by Jayne Russell (x1)

About Jayne Russell

After 18 years on Fleet St in London (inc The Sun, The News of the World, The People and magazines) and more prior working for the Australian Press, I am now based in the hub of Asia -HONG KONG.

My time spent in London provided opportunities of working for newspapers and magazines from all around the world as well as travel to all corners of the world.

Though News is my speciality I can bring varied experience to any job both on Location or in the Studio. You will get a professional result!

With Hong Kong as the Hub of Asia, I can move quickly getting to a story sooner rather than later to secure your particular British / Australian/ American angle. Singapore, The Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, China, and Brunei are only a matter of hours away.

Signed copy of Heather Diamond’s new book “Rabbit in the Moon” (x2)

About the book:

Moving between Hawaii, Hong Kong, and the continental US, Rabbit in the Moon is an honest, finely crafted meditation on intercultural marriage, the importance of family, and finding the courage to follow your dreams.

About the author:

Heather Diamond is an American writer living in Hong Kong. Her first memoir, Rabbit in the Moon: A Memoir, will be released by Camphor Press in May 2021. She is the author of American Aloha: Cultural Tourism and the Negotiation of Tradition, and her essays have appeared in (Her)oics: Women's Lived Experiences of the Pandemic, Memoir Magazine, Sky Island Journal, Waterwheel Review, Rappahannock Review, Hong Kong Review, and New South Journal.

Photobook Bundle of “Vertical Horizon” by Romain Jacquet-Lagreze and Living History: Bound Feet Women of China by Jo Farrell (x5)

About Romain Jacquet-Lagreze

Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze was born in Paris in 1987. He graduated with a Masters in Creative Media at the East Paris University. He moved to Hong Kong in 2009 and since 2010 he has been pointing his camera at Hong Kong to document the different aspects of his new home city.

Stunned by the architectural race to the sky and the three dimensional character of Hong Kong, he published his first book with Asia One: ‘Vertical Horizon’ (p. 2012). The work was a hit on social media and soon after spread like wildfire over the internet world-wide and received attention from heavyweight local and international press.

Motivated by the international bravo he continued to make new projects exploring Hong Kong’s unique landscape. Wild Concrete (p. 2014) depicts nature’s resilience in an urban environment. The Blue Moment (p. 2016) is a body of work exploring the duality of Hong Kong’s nature and urbanity during this magic hour at dusk. While Concrete Stories (p. 2018) collects a variety of human activities found on Hong Kong’s rooftops.

Romain is still focusing on evolving his photography in Hong Kong where he resides and finds inspiration.

About Jo Farrell

Jo Farrell has devoted herself since 2005, to tracking down the last surviving Chinese women to have had their feet bound. Footbinding (also known as ‘lotus feet’) was the Chinese custom of applying painfully tight binding to the feet of young girls to prevent further growth, resulting in drastically altering the bone structure of the feet to reach a target petiteness. BOUND by the award winning artist Jo Farrell merges the educational, the anthropological, the taboo, the social and the artistic, by showcasing a focused body of research on the practice of foot binding in China. A passion project already well recognised having gone viral in 2014 in world media.

A series of books donated by Blacksmith Books (x1)

“Destination Shanghai” Written by Paul french

“Destination Peking” Written by Paul French

“The Evergreen Tea House” Written by David T.K. Wong (Signed copy!)

“The Tale of Oswald Ox” Written by Sarah Brennan and Illustrated by Harry Harrison

“hong kong noir” written by Xu Xi and Marshall Moore

“Great Leaps” by Colin Thomas Flahive

“The Hong Kong Letters” by Gill Shaddick

All Donated by Blacksmith Books

Blacksmith Books

English-based publishing house in Hong Kong

“Sunset Survivors” by Lindsay Varty donated by Blacksmith Books (x1)

Blacksmith Books

English-based publishing house in Hong Kong

Goods of Desire - $500 Gift Token (valid for 1 year) (x1)

About:

We are Hong Kong's premier lifestyle brand inspired by traditional local street culture. Founded in 1996, G.O.D. has been recognised globally for our designs and products which all inspirited with this vibrant city we call home.

Oolaa Vouchers (x1)

Oolaa Group Dining Vouchers

About:

The Story begins in 2009 with the launch of Oolaa Soho - a unique all day dining and drinks destination. Located on Soho’s Bridges Street, at the ground floor of the luxury residential complex CentreStage, Oolaa is a 6000 square foot venue housing a restaurant, lounge bar, cafe corner and private dining area all under one roof.

Bottle of Hendrick’s Gin by Leung Yick Company Ltd (x2)

Hinitan Plantation Gift Hamper donated by Steven Ballantyne (x1)

Includes 2 packs of coffee and 4 bars of chocolate

About Hinitan Plantation:

The Hinitan Plantation is a 10-hectare Coffee and Cacao plantation in the heart of Luzon, Philippines. Set off the steep banks of Taal Lake and overlooking Taal volcano, we benefit from the rich volcanic soil that enhances the quality of the Coffee and Cacao we produce. We are a family run farm dedicated to preserving the rare and endangered Barako Liberica Coffee alongside producing a high-quality cacao both of which we sell internationally.

Helen Barker - Feel Good Factor $800 Gift Voucher (x1)

About Feel Good Factor:

A boutique day spa owned by mother/daughter team Helen and Emma, The Feel Good Factor ( known to many as FGF ) was founded in 1999. Proud of our reputation as the first specialist nail salon in Hong Kong we offer a full range of beauty and nail services. FGF is a well-established, trusted day Spa; spacious with a warm and welcoming ambience. Accenting Hong Kong’s East/West influence, the emphasis is on hygiene, service and client care in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Vibe Goody Bag (Vibe T-Shirt and Hat + 2 books) (x2)

About:

VIBE Book and Music Shop was born in May 2018, out of ‘Imprint Books’ run by Terry Boyce since 2006 in Silvermine Bay, Mui Wo, Lantau Island, Hong Kong. It is run by Gary Brown a.k.a. Gary Brightman

The store is called ‘VIBE’, i.e. ‘The mood or character of a place, situation or piece of music’.

VIBE sells new & pre-loved English, Chinese and foreign books, Vinyl LPs, CDs, DVDs, record turntables, stationary, merchandise and other cool stuff.

We support local artisans, authors and musicians by stocking their creations and running events for them to showcase their work.

We believe in recycling to help save the planet and accept donations of books, Vinyl, CDs and DVDs.

We care about the Lantau Island community and are happy to consider local initiatives.

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 8.0 donated by Anna Ross (x1)

Vonmie Foldable Foot Style Massaging Mat donated by Anna Ross (x1)

Gift Set donated by Anna Ross (x1)

M0851 leather backpack and a ViA GemWater Bottle + a ViA Loop

Wool Hats, knitted with love by Rosie Noll (x1)

Rosie Noll, a retired restaurant owner, has been knitting hats for the Chin and Kayan tribes for the last five years. At the age of 80, she has been traveling by motorbike to remote villages in Myanmar, delivering her wool hats for cold nights in the villages.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to join the raffle?

Anyone who is able to donate at least $560 is eligible to join the raffle.

How many prizes are being given away?

You have the chance to be one of 37 winners! We put a number next to each prize, indicating the quantity we’re giving away!

How do I enter the raffle?

Once you donate an amount that is at least $560 your name will be entered into the raffle.

When/where will the results be released?

The results will be released by June 25, 2021 and an email will be sent to the winners once the results are in.

Can I donate $560 HKD or more without entering the raffle?

Yes, you can donate without entering. Email us at karing.frontiers@gmail.com if you have any concerns about not wanting to enter the raffle.

Where will the funds from the raffle go to?

The funds are going to the Center Rural Education Department, which is an NGO established in Thailand that works closely with the five schools we are sponsoring. They will be in charge of purchasing school supplies, providing teacher stipends, and other operational costs for each school.

Can I join if I am not in Hong Kong?

Yes, you can join even if you are not in Hong Kong! However, you may need to pay for the shipping costs if you win a prize.

If I do win a prize, how will I receive it?

If you win a prize, you will receive an email by June 25, 2021. The email will include what prize you won and delivery options that you may choose per your preference.

Can my company match my donation?

If your company has matching gift programs that can match donations for U.S. based nonprofits, then yes! Karing Frontiers is a fiscally sponsored project of Social Good Fund, a California nonprofit corporation and registered 501(c)(3) organization. Once you make your donation, you can request for a matching gift form at your company. Make sure to issue the donation to “Social Good Fund”and in the comments or donation note write “Karing Frontiers”

Can I get a tax deduction with my donation?

Because we are a fiscally sponsored project of Social Good Fund, a California nonprofit corporation, tax deduction is only available for U.S. taxpayers.

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